Okay, other than supporting gay rights and random community service, I’m not a huge activist. Don’t take this as a Let’s Go Green and Save the Planet post. I’m a strong believer in doing your part, but I’m an equally strong believer in the earth going through cycles and the fact that a lot of what’s happening right now is just part of the cycle—not a greenhouse effect.
Anyway, enough about that. Here’s the thing. Today, I spent the morning doing road cleanup with my church. We take care of a one mile stretch that runs in front of our church. It’s a twice a year commitment, plus big stuff if we see it. At first glance, it looks pretty clean. Today, we split into groups, one going north and one south to clean up the road. It’s always astounding. Over fifteen bags of garbage. FIFTEEN!!! Good grief.
How does there get to be that much trash. I thought with education and awareness—and tough littering laws—that people had stopped throwing stuff from their car windows. Some things get lost by accident—gloves, a piece of paper that blew out the window, something left on top of the car—but not all this stuff.
It’s always eye-opening and amazing to see just how much stuff people just toss out as they’re driving down the road. Makes you just want to yell STOP!!!